Archives for 2014

Sochi 2014 — A ‘Rich Green Legacy’ to Remember … or Forget?

Since the late 1990s, the Inter­na­tion­al Olympic Com­mit­tee (IOC) has been com­mit­ted to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. Since the Agen­da for the Olympic Move­ment in the 21st Cen­tu­ry (Agen­da 21) was adopt­ed in 1999, the envi­ron­ment has become the third pil­lar of the Olympic move­ment, along with sport and cul­ture. The IOC works close­ly with the United […]

Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?

Will the over­selling of cli­mate change lead to a new sci­en­tif­ic dark age? That’s the ques­tion being posed in the lat­est issue of an Aus­tralian lit­er­ary jour­nal, Quad­rant, by Garth Pal­tridge, one of the world’s most respect­ed atmos­pher­ic sci­en­tists. Pal­tridge was a Chief Research Sci­en­tist with the Com­mon­wealth Sci­en­tif­ic and Indus­tri­al Research Orga­ni­za­tion (CSIRO).  The […]

Closing the Books on 2013: Another Year, Another Nail in the Coffin of Disastrous Global Warming

A few weeks have now passed since the end of last year, giv­ing enough time for var­i­ous data-com­pil­ing (and “data-adust­ing”) agen­cies to get their num­bers in order and to release the sad fig­ures from 2013. U.S. Annu­al Aver­age Tem­per­a­ture We point­ed out, back in this post in mid-Decem­ber, that there was an out­side chance—if Decem­ber were […]

Lagarde Warns of Risks to Global Economic Recovery

[Glob­al­ists Take; then they Sub­si­dize, then they Aban­don.] IMF’s Lagarde warns of risks posed to glob­al recov­ery from Fed taper­ing and euro­zone defla­tion. DAVOS, Switzer­land (AP) — The Inter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund’s man­ag­ing direc­tor warned Sat­ur­day of the risks posed to glob­al eco­nom­ic recov­ery from the reduc­tion of the U.S. Fed­er­al Reserve’s mon­e­tary stim­u­lus and falling […]

State Already Goes to ‘Absurd’ Lengths

Let­ter pub­lished in the San Jose Mer­cury News.  [They edit­ed out my ref­er­ence to the per­pe­tra­tors as “cra­dle snatch­ers”.]  In response to Sen. Jer­ry Hill’s pro­pos­al to man­date that all schools have prekinder­garten, Charles Shoe­mak­er (Let­ters, Jan. 13) extrap­o­lates a sce­nario he seems to think takes the idea to the “absurd,” by sug­gest­ing that “all […]